LGA Executive Director Carr McCalla Announces Retirement

September 1, 2017, Lafayette, LA                   

Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) Executive Director Carr McCalla today announced that he will be stepping down at the end of 2017, completing over 22 years as head of the organization.

“This has sincerely been a labor of love.  I am tremendously fortunate to have been able to work with a number of great staff and Board members dedicated to improving benefits for all LGA individual members and member clubs,” said McCalla.  “It is certainly bittersweet for me but I am confident the organization will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of this wonderful game we all love so dearly.”

McCalla began his tenure with the LGA in October 1995 as the first full-time staff member of the organization that was formed in 1920.  During McCalla’s tenure the LGA added a Director of Member Services (2001), and a Director of Championship Operations (2011) to its full-time staff.  Former LGA employees now hold positions at the United States Golf Association (USGA), the Washington State Golf Association, the Virginia State Golf Association, and the Arkansas Golf Association, a testament to McCalla’s eye for hiring skilled employees and his strong mentorship.

He is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the Rules of Golf, having served on the prestigious USGA Rules of Golf Committee from 2000 to 2004.  He has also served on Rules Committees at 16 U.S. Opens, 10 U.S. Amateur Championships, eight U.S. Senior Opens, four Masters Tournaments, and numerous other national, regional, and state Championships.

McCalla came to the LGA after stints as Director of Sports Operations at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)/1994-1995, as Director of Athletics and Head Basketball Coach at Motlow (TN) College/1979-1994, and as Assistant Basketball Coach at Murray State University/1978-79, Marshall University/1977-78, and the University of New Orleans/1976-77.

While stepping down as Executive Director, McCalla will continue to work with the LGA as ‘Senior Advisor,’ providing consultation on pertinent issues and helping with special projects.  The LGA anticipates naming his successor in the not too distant future.